Many users in the Firefox community have reported that they can’t right-click in Firefox on either some pages or at all sometimes. Here I will discuss why you may be facing this error and how to enable right-click in Firefox.
- 1 Why You May Be Seeing This Error!
- 2 How To Solve “Firefox Right Click Not Working” Error?
- 3 Conclusion
Why You May Be Seeing This Error!
The affected users have reported that they cannot right-click in Mozilla Firefox at all, but the right-click functionality works fine everywhere else. There are many reasons why you may be facing the “Firefox right-click menu not working” error, and here I will discuss some of them.
- Some web pages like the ones that include form submission or online tests, have blocked Firefox from accessing the right-click menu. This is a method to prevent security malfunctions and this soft block can prevent you from right-clicking in Firefox.
- Some reports suggest that even broken extensions can lead to the “Firefox right click not working” error on your system. Extensions are stored as files on your system, which are then run alongside your browser to bring extra functionality to it. For some reason, if these files get corrupted, you may be facing this error.
- Corrupted user profiles are also the culprit of this error if some reports are to be believed. The settings associated with a user profile can become corrupted and you may be presented with the “can’t right-click in Firefox” error.
- Many software when incorrectly installed, can misbehave sporadically. Mozilla Firefox is no exception to this, and you can be facing this error due to this specific reason. The installation can also be corrupted during a virus or malware removal, some important files being siphoned out as well.
How To Solve “Firefox Right Click Not Working” Error?
If you too are facing this error on your device, here I will discuss some of the methods that you can deploy to help resolve the “Firefox can’t right-click” error. You can follow the solutions in the order they are provided to solve your error, you will find a solution that will help you.
Note: this is assuming you are on the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. If you are not, we recommend you update your browser and update Windows as well, because if the errors were caused by any bugs in the software, those may have been resolved in the updates.
# Solution 1: Close All Unnecessary Tabs
This is the easiest fix that you can deploy to solve this error. Some pages block the right-click function on them for security concerns. This action is often mimicked by Firefox onto other normal sites as well. Simply turning off the pages that have this feature blocked, should, in theory, turn off the feature in all other pages as well.
Provided you don’t need the pages anymore, close the pages that have this feature and browse normally on other pages as you would.
# Solution 2: Bypass The Soft Block Using Keyboard Shortcut
speaking of these blocked websites, there is actually a pretty simple way that you can bypass this soft block.
If the page admin has blocked the right-click functionality on the webpage that you are visiting, this may also cause the “Firefox right click not working” error.
In many cases, holding the Shift key while pressing the right-click button will force open the context menu even if it is blocked by the web page administrator.
# Solution 3: Bypass The Soft Block Using The Config Page.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Type “about:config” in the navigation bar and press Enter to open up the Configuration page.
Click on I accept the risk! Button when prompted.
3. Inside the configurations page, in the search bar, type context.
Locate the configuration file: event.contextmenu.enabled
4. Double click on this configuration to change its value. Set its value to False.
5. Restart Mozilla Firefox.
Now check if the error persists. You should be able to open the context menu in the blocked pages as well.
# Solution 4: Refresh Firefox
There is a possibility that some broken extension is causing the error on your browser. If you suspect this, you can diagnose this problem by starting Mozilla Firefox in safe mode.
Safe mode is a feature in Mozilla Firefox, where are the addons are disabled and the settings are set to default. If you don’t see the error in Mozilla Firefox safe mode, you can confirm that the error is being caused by some broken extension.
To start Safe mode, follow these steps:
- Click the menu button .
- Now, click Help.
- Here, select Restart with Add-ons Disabled…
- Press the Restart button to Start in Safe Mode.
After Firefox starts in safe mode, you can test if the error is repeated here as well. if you don’t see the error, you can safely assume that the error is being caused by a broken extension.
Start by turning off the extensions one by one to diagnose which extension caused this error, and then remove it once you find it.
# Solution 5: Reinstall Firefox
as a last resort, if none of the methods helped you, you need to reinstall Mozilla Firefox to solve this error. The possibility being that some broken installation file is probably causing the error on your device.
To uninstall Firefox, you can do it from the Control panel.
Or you can also use powerful uninstallers like IObit uninstaller that will help you remove the residual files as well. You can download IObit from their website here.
Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular alternatives to Google Chrome and has some features that make it a worthy alternative as well. However, if you too were plagued with this error, now you know how to solve the “Firefox right click not working” error using the methods given above. Comment below if you found this useful, and to discuss further the same.